Our durable sunglasses block 100% of UVA/B/C rays and are Italian made and assembled in the United States. Our flexible, durable material is soft and free of all the nasty stuff (BPA, phthalate, lead, latex), and specially designed for baby's use and abuse. We even mold our logos into the design to avoid unnecessary paint. Watch our video below to check out how these specially designed bendable frames hold up! We dare you to break them. If you or your kids manage to break these durable kids' glasses in the normal course of use, we will replace them for up to a year from purchase.
Pediatric optometrists warn that most of the lifetime ultraviolet (UV) damage done to a person’s eyes occurs during childhood and the risk for retinal damage from the sun’s rays is greatest in children less than 10 years old. However, the consequences usually do not become apparent until well after they are adults. This is because eye damage due to UV exposure accumulates over a lifetime and the cells of the lens of the eye cannot repair themselves and are never naturally replaced. We did not have the knowledge that we do today of the harmful affects of UV radiation on our eyes. Just as sun exposure to the skin can be cumulative and cause problems later in life, so can uv exposure to the eyes. Uv radiation has now been linked to the formation of cataracts, which is a clouding of the crystalline lens within the eye. It also can cause growths on the white part of the eye, which are seen frequently in surfers and others who spend a lot of time in the sun, called pingueculas and pterygiums. We now feel that there is evidence that UV exposure can increase the risk of damage to retina (the inner layer of the eye) called macular degeneration, later in life.
"I have been advising my patients to wear sunglasses and to have their children use them for a number of years. My wife and I have been giving Ro.Sham.Bo Baby sunglasses to kids of our family and friends since we found out about them. These glasses, which have been tested to be 100% effective against UVA and UVB radiation, help to get the children started early in the protection of their eyes. In addition, they come in many styles, and sure look cute!" - Stanley Mestman, O.D. (doctor of optometry)
We hate when things break! We are so confident that our Italian-made sunglasses can withstand your baby that we offer a full damage replacement guarantee if your Ro•Sham•Bo Baby frames break or get damaged in the first year of their use (in the course of normal, intended & expected use).
We also hate when lenses get lost or scratched! If twisted at an awkward angle, it is possible for lenses to pop out of your shades. Have no fear! The lens is shatter resistant and small parts tested, so it is still safe for baby on its own. It is also extremely easy to pop back in to place (watch our videos). but, if you happen to lose a lens or even just scratch a lens, we got you covered: we’ll send you a replacement lens free of charge!* We can’t have one of baby's eyes unprotected! Kind of defeats the purpose. Use code "oneeyedwilly" at checkout to get polarized (grey) lenses free or polarized mirrored lenses 50% off. All you have to pay for is shipping!
*Lens replacement guarantee does not apply to AVN lenses or prescription lenses, unless 1-year replacement add-on was added on at time of purchase.
Safety and quality of our Italian made sunglasses is our #1 concern here at Ro•Sham•Bo Baby. We have designed our shades and carrying case with baby in mind, especially baby’s desire to put them in their mouth! Our shades and our case have been laboratory certified as BPA free, lead free, latex free, heavy metal free, among many other nasty things! They are also in compliance with the U.S. federal hazardous substances act 16 cfr 1501 for small parts (fancy way of saying there are no bad chemicals and no small parts that might fall off and be a choking hazard for your little one!). All of our lenses are tested by our manufacturer and an independent lab to make sure they are compliant with all US, EU and other international (including Australia) UV standards to block 100% UVA/B/C rays. We also limit the paint in our product that might chip off in baby’s mouth by molding in our logos to the sides. Want proof of this science mumbo jumbo? Us too, so here’s the most recent lab results.
All Ro•Sham•Bo Baby sunglasses are polarized. Polarized lenses reduce glare and eye strain, while still delivering 100% UVA/B/C protection. All of our lenses are tested by our manufacturer and an independent lab to make sure they are compliant with all US, EU and other international UV standards (including Australia) to block 100% UVA/B/C rays. Tri Acetate Cellulose (TAC) polarized lenses feature a new lens technology formulated for superior visual and polarization clarity. They have a scratch coating and block 100% harmful UV rays up to 400 nanometers. These lenses are very lightweight and highly impact resistant. Each batch of our polarized TAC lenses are also tested for effectiveness and were specifically chosen due to their lightweight design and high performance for all of your active families!
All ro•sham•bo baby sunglasses lenses are Category 3 in terms of darkness, which falls into line with the European standard for UV protective sunglasses and also meet regulated United States safety standards. Sunglasses with category 3 lenses provide a high level of sun glare reduction and good level of UV protection against strong sun brightness and light reflected off of water or snow. All of our sunglasses also have polarized lenses, which provides 100% protection against UVA, UVB and UVC rays.